Last night sucked BIG time.
Not only did I not make it to the gym (I talked myself into believing I was feeling light-headed and would pass out on the bike) I also over-indulged at dinner and snacked RECKLESSLY afterward. (Think 2 packs of popcorn, yogurt, god-knows-how-much cereal, 2 pears, stupid addictive tomato basil Wheat Thins, and a Kashi chocolate almond bar) and….yes, all AFTER dinner. I totally fell of the bandwagon and spent the entire evening in bed cringing over how crappy of a human being I am. THIS is what I mean by emotional eating…I felt bad for skipping the gym so I mindlessly stuffed food into my mouth.
Lesson Learned #1: Food tastes much better when you’re hungry
Lesson Learned #2: Don’t EVER talk yourself into believing you’re sick when you’re not. (Unless you get a REALLY awesome perk…like a free massage)
Lesson Learned #2: Pick yourself up again the next day and start over. No matter how disgusting of a human you think you are.
I continued today as normal although I’m still upset at myself. Nevertheless, let us get to today’s eats. I guess I gotta forgive myself at some point and move on. On that note, I think today’s oatmeal looked a little more appetizing! Yay!
My frozen berries, banana, and a container of blueberry yogurt all in one bowl of oatmeal.
I also had a handful of salted nuts for a snack before lunchtime. Despite eating so much last night, my body was programmed to crave breakfast. I was starved by the time I ate this bowl of oatmeal, but wasn’t too hungry when lunch time rolled around. Thank you nuts!!!
Here I present to you my AMAZING lunch. I thought it was going to be bland because it was pretty much the same as yesterday’s lunch, but little did I know the power of pickles (half a jar) and chipotle pepper hummus. As you can see above, I have the same tomato & egg mixture, that salad, and that english muffin as I did yesterday, but whoever discovered that hummus tastes freakin’ fabulous on a salad is a true genius!!!!! You also see a snack pack of honey-braided pretzels twists and an orange.
Today, I’d like to introduce to you a method of orange peeling that will NOT require fingernails and NOT require orange fibers stuck beneath your nails. *gasp*
Step 1: Grab yourself a fork
Ok, this part you might consider using your fingers to pry the pieces apart, but if you insist on a no fingers approach, feel free to continue with the fork.
So after this lunch, I was pretty satisfied and snuggled with my usual cup of hot chocolate and these guys. Oh what a tasty treat!
A while ago, we had a visitor bring in some Cherry Pistachio Biscotti. I LOVE Biscotti. I don’t bake them anymore because I would finish the whole batch in one sitting. So to my dearest readers…do you see a recurring theme here??? My lack of self-control when it comes to snacking?? Especially after meals, my sweet tooth attacks me and I just…eat!
Well, I’m going to go the gym for sure today. *sigh* It is SO SO SO difficult to stop beating myself over this and it is SO emotionally exhausting! Hopefully I got all my ranting out of the system and I can resume with life. 🙂
On a MUCH brighter note, I bought myself a pretty blue Nike gym bag on ebags.com for $14.99 with a free shipping code! YAY!!! (Here it is: CATAPLPH8)